Hassocks  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hassocks like this:

HASSOCKS-GATE, a railway station, with telegraph, in Sussex; on the London and Brighton railway, under the South Downs, 1 mile NNE of Clayton tunnel, and 7 N of Brighton. An inu is near it; and it serves for Hurstperpoint, and for exploration of the rich scenery of the Downs; and is 3 miles NW of Ditchling Beacon, the highest point of the South Downs range. The word ' ' Hassock, '' in the local dialect, signifies a grove or a thick coppice.

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Hassocks through time

Hassocks is now part of Mid Sussex district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Sussex has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hassocks itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hassocks in Mid Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th August 2022

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